1. Fly stitch


I have been working on the first page of embroidery sampler book.
Today this flower was stitched with stem stitch in two shades of perle cotton # 8. These samples are really interesting.

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6ESBP-1stemst flower

This part is some samples worked in satin stitch, straight stitch, running stitch and french knots.

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7ESBP-1satin,runn,frenchkn,straight

Another fly stitch variation was stitched in the corner.

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ESBP-1fys11

I am working on embroidery sampler book. These fabric pages will have free style embroidery and TAST 2015 stitches on them. The first page has fly stitch, the first stitch on TAST 2015 challenge. The working of which is on Sharon’s blog.
In this sample fly stitches are worked horizontally in two directions and two shades.

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ESBP-1flys-4

The fly stitches worked in a circle are woven in this sample and the centre is filled in french knots

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ESBP-1flys-5

Fly stitch rows worked in two shades drift down towards the centre.

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ESBP-1flys-6

The idea of working a sampler book is slowly progressing. The basic idea is to work embroidery on 6inches by 6 inches square. The stitches are a combination of TAST stitches and other embroidery stitch treatments. These other embroidery samples are inspired by the works seen on the internet and some of my ideas. All these notions are more in mind at this point. With the help of the online classes taken with Sharon, I am trying to build one embroidery page at a time. When the TAST rerun was announced, I thought of working this idea as a personal challenge.
Page1- I have started this page with fly stitches. Continuous fly stitches worked in zigzag pattern.

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ESBP-1flys-1

Fly stitch filling, worked in fine silk thread.

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ESBP-1flys-2a

The same filling work in perle cotton. This filling idea is inspiration from needle point stitches.

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ESBP-1flys-2b

Fly stitches are worked around a circle and are whipped in the centre.

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ESBP-1flys-3

The TAST challenge has surfaced at last this year. It is rerun of the 2012 challenge. Still I like the idea of weekly stitch challenge. This fly stitch was part of an earlier TAST challenge too, I worked some samples when it was rerun on stitchinfingers community in 2008. The details of the samples are posted here.
I worked more samples in 2012. The details are posted here.
The method of working the fly stitch is posted on Pintangle.

For some time, an idea of working a sampler of various embroidery stitches was on my mind. After getting some input on this from Sharon and other members of TAST group on facebook, the first steps for this book has started. More details will be posted on its progress soon.
These are some samples of fly stitches used on various embroidery works.
Here the fly stitch is worked as linear stitch along with sequins.

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01.fs

Fly stitch are worked on printed border.

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02.fs

Fly stitch used on leaf design with stem stitch outline.

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03.fs

A fly stitch combination. I have used this on many projects.

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04.fs

Fly stitch worked in a circle with beads.

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05.fs

Fly stitches worked with Algerian eye stitch variation.

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06.fs

Fly stitch part of this stitch arrangement.

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07.fs

This fly stitch was worked to add beads in between the stitches.

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08a.fs

After adding the beads.

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08b.fs

Another fly stitch leaf with beads and stem stitch outline.

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09.fs

Individual fly stitches on design.

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10.fs

Fly stitches with back stitch centre.

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11.fs

Fly stitches with zardosi beads.

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12.fs

Fly stitch arrangement with sequins.

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13.fs

Fly stitch stems with mirrors and stones.
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There has been extensive use of fly stitch on these embroidery projects proving that it is a great stitch on its own and also enhances other stitches.